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Tambopata Reserve, a blessing for Nature

Tambopata Reserve

The Tambopata Reserve is part of a 3.7 million acre reserve in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Experience some of the most beautiful forest in Amazonia, amazing scenery, birdwatching, lovely rivers and the solitude of the region. It is located between Madre de Dios and Puno.

The reserve was created in 1990 by the national government in partnership with international organizations to protect the biological diversity of the watersheds of the Tavara, Candamo and Tambopata rivers.

What you´ll see in the Tambopata Reserve

Tambopata Reserve

Known as the most species-rich natural habitats in the world , the area host a great diversity of animals, birds, flora and fauna. Jaguars, Monkeys, Parrots, Caimans (amazon cocodriles), Harpy Eagles, and Anacondas. Over 1,300 bird species (including 32 parrot species - 10% of the world's total), 200 mammal species, 90 frog species, 1,200 butterfly species and 10,000 species of higher plants are protected within this reserve.

Tambopata Reserve

You can witness one of the most impressive wildlife gathering, I am talking about the place where thousands of parrots turn up to lick mineral rich clay. Some of them fly great distances to nibble at the hillside and it is probably the world´s largest.

Tambopata Weather

If you travel to the region between May and October the weather is generally warm and humid. Tambopata is only 30 kilometers from the foothills of the Andes. The average daytime temperature is between 80°-91°F with a nighttime low of between 60° F and 72°F. Sometimes there are cold days that hit the south western Amazonia and keep daytime temperatures below 50° F and can drop nighttime lows to a chilly 42°F.

From November to April it rains frequently and it can sometimes rain heavily for hours or days. There is an upside to this, traveling in the rainy season means there are many plants in flower and there is a bigger abundance of fruit which can attract more birds and primates.

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